5 Not-Scary Movies for October


With the weather changing and the darker nights drawing in, October is the perfect time to crack on with your ‘to-watch’ list and see all of your favourite movies all over again. Halloween is rapidly approaching, so it’s typically a time for horror films, which I must admit I’m not a huge fan of. And by that I mean I absolutely cannot stand them! Autumn isn’t all about the spooky films though, so today I thought I’d share a few of my non-scary favourites.


It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is fairly self explanatory. It’s the 50th anniversary of it’s first showing this year which is pretty special. It’s just a short cartoon, but nothing gets me in the mood for the season quite like it! Hocus Pocus is an October classic and one I love watching every year. A silly spooky tale that sets the scene perfectly for Halloween night! The final three are all Nora Ephron movies, far more general Autumn than Halloween. With beautiful seasonal scenery and storylines that will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy, I just can’t make it through October without seeing You’ve Got Mail, Julie & Julia and Sleepless in Seattle!


What are your favourite (non-scary!) movies at this time of year?

  • Ooooh, I’ve never watched Julia & Julia – I’ll have to pick that up to watch this autumn! x
    Sophie Cliff

    • Carrie

      I’d definitely recommend it, one of my favourites! x

  • Hocus Pocus is my favourite Halloween flick- I’m the same, I just cant deal with the gory films (I can just about watch Walking Dead through my hands)

    The Awkward Blog

    • Carrie

      I can’t even cope with the Walking Dead haha x

  • Jessica Riley

    Hocus Pocus is the best film ever!

    The Crown Wings

    • Carrie

      I totally agree! 🙂 x

  • Ahh Hocus Pocus, I love this film.

    I hate really scary films,can’t sleep after I have watched them. I’m glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t enjoy them. Great alternatives!

    Carrie xo

    • Carrie

      I just hate being scared, definitely not my idea of entertainment! x

  • Well, I love scary movies, actually 🙂

    • Carrie

      You’re braver than I am! x

  • Its so bad that I’ve never watched Hocus Pocus – one that I really need to have a watch off this October!

    Lucy | Forever September

    • Carrie

      Yes you definitely need to add it to your list! 🙂

  • Chloé Quentel

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    And by the way, I love your blog <3

  • Hayley B

    I love that sheet set and duvet cover–do you remember where you got them?

  • Jessica Kendall

    I’m here for the sheets, too! Absolutely LOVE them!